Gamblers should be aware of the signs of a gambling problem
(Las Vegas, Nev.) – As Nevadan’s follow health guidelines, it’s important for people to be aware of their personal boundaries too, including knowing the signs of a problem with gambling. Through Project Worth, an online problem gambling resource center, gamblers can learn the warning signs and take the interactive self-assessment quiz to learn their risk factors.
People can take the quiz for themselves or on behalf of a loved one. The quiz is free and collects no personal information. Since the beginning of June, nearly 300 people have taken the quiz.
The interactive quiz on ProjectWorthNV.org walks quiz takers through the warning signs in an easy-to-understand way and indicates a potential risk level once all questions have been answered. The quiz is only a self-assessment and should not be considered an official diagnosis.
“It’s important that people who choose to gamble do so safely and within their budget,” said Alan Feldman, chair of the Advisory Committee of Problem Gambling (ACPG). “Knowing the signs of a gambling problem and being able to easily assess certain risk levels can help gamblers know if and when they may want to seek help.”
Once a person understands the warning signs and their risk levels, Project Worth can connect those who need resources to five state-funded treatment centers – three in northern Nevada and two in southern Nevada. The website also connects visitors to the Nevada Council on Problem Gambling, a local resource that provides people with information about gambling disorder, and to the National Council on Problem Gambling’s online chat service and 24-hour call or text helpline. Additionally, Project Worth directs users to Nevada 2-1-1, a site committed to helping Nevadans connect with the services they need.
Project Worth is funded and managed by the Nevada Department of Health and Human Services under the advisement of the Advisory Committee on Problem Gambling, which was created under Senate Bill 357 in 2005. Project Worth is funded by a grant from the Revolving Account for the Prevention and Treatment of Problem Gambling. To learn more about Project Worth and to stay up to date on online resources for problem gamblers, visit ProjectWorthNV.org.
About Project Worth
Project Worth is an online tool designed to connect Nevadans to free and low-cost problem gambling treatment resources. Project Worth’s top priority is to enhance the safety, health and welfare of all Nevadans by informing and encouraging Nevadans who are struggling with gambling problems to seek help. Project Worth is supported by the Nevada Department of Health and Human Services, Division of Public and Behavioral Health, through Workorder 5225 from Revolving Account for the Prevention and Treatment of Problem Gambling. Its contents are solely the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official views of the Division. For more information about Project Worth, visit ProjectWorthNV.org.